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Age And Aging Quotes

Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.

Author: Herman Melville (1819-1891)

Profession: American Author

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

Author: H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Profession: American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars. Oh, wisdom never comes when it is gold, And the great price we paid for it full worth: We have it only when we are half earth. Little avails that coinage to the old!

Author: George Meredith (1828-1909)

Profession: British Author

Don't just count your years, make your years count.

Author: Ernest Meyers


How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, stolen on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!

Author: John Milton (1608-1674)

Profession: British Poet

We are not limited by our old ages; we are liberate by it.

Author: Stu Mittleman

Profession: American Health and Fitness Expert

Minds ripen at very different ages.

Author: Elizabeth Montagu


Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable, without making it also ridiculous.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

Someday you will read in the papers that Moody is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I was born of the flesh in 1837, I was born of the spirit in 1855. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the Spirit shall live forever.

Author: Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899)

Profession: American Evangelist

Age does not protect you from love but love to some extent protects you from age.

Author: Jeanne Moreau (1928)

Profession: French Actress and Director

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.

Author: Arthur E. Morgan (1878-1976)

Profession: American Engineer, Educator

When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.

Author: John Mortimer (1923)

Profession: British Barrister, Novelist

I think in twenty years I'll be looked at like Bob Hope. Doing those president jokes and golf shit. It scares me.

Author: Eddie Murphy (1961)

Profession: American Actor, Comedian, Producer

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.

Author: Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

Profession: American Humorous Poet